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Human Resources Professional Certificate: Recruiting & Staffing

Learn the most effective and efficient techniques in attracting successful employees to your organization.


Learn the most effective and efficient techniques in attracting successful employees to your organization. Explore various sources for recruitment – from the Internet to outplacement agencies – and use mock interviews to examine the process of ensuring the candidate who is the “best fit” for the position. Compliance with employment laws, an integral part of evaluating the entire recruitment and selection process, is included.

Who Should Enroll

The certificate is designed for professionals entering the HR field, entry- to mid-level managers, small business owners or anyone needing to brush up on their HR skills.  New supervisors or managers looking to gain knowledge might benefit too.


“Thank you Tricia for an amazing clzs and the wealth of knowledge you provided us with.  I absolutely enjoyed your class!”  Anonymous, Fall 2019

This was a great course!  I would really recommend to others if they are looking to learn more about the recruiting world.  Anonymous, Fall 2019

“This program enhanced my knowledge in the Human Resources field and motivated me to seek positions of higher responsibilities.  The professors were true experts in their fields and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to attend these courses. “  Elizabeth R.

“I am now working in the Human Resource Department as the HR Associate.  In this role, I assist the department in onboarding and recruitment, training, benefits administration, and day to day operations.  It was a temp to hire position, and I started in June. As of next week, I will be an official employee! I am really enjoying it, and credit my studies at CCSU in helping me land this job; the courses were informative without being overwhelming, and the professors truly cared about students’ understanding and success. I keep in touch with many of the professors and my classmates!”  Andrea M.

This course is offered online.
Schedule, Costs & Contact


February 24 – March 31

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Attendance is mandatory; one excused absence is allowed per course.

Contact:  Judy Ratcliffe;; 860-832-2276


Ms. Tricia Arling

Tricia Arling has over 20 years’ experience recruiting in small and medium-sized companies, where she is the only recruiter and often the company’s first recruiter. Currently at ISO New England (ISO-NE), in addition to her considerable talent acquisition responsibilities, Tricia manages their University Relations programs, serves as the talent acquisition subject matter expert for their partner universities, and oversees the organization’s talent branding. In her career, Tricia strives to go above and beyond, earning certifications from AIRS including their Elite Certified Recruitment Expert. This year, she participated in ISO-NE’s Leadership Development Program and is actively involved with HRACC, Staffing Management Association, and SHRM.

Also this year Tricia taught CCSU’s Management & Organization Program’s Staffing course as an Adjunct, a role she looks forward to continuing.